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Posted: August 24, 2018

Horoscope for the week beginning August 24

By Michael O’Connor

Tip of the Week

Virgo time, the last month of summer, has begun. Mercury is now direct after weeks of delay in Leo. Mars is currently ‘stationary retrograde’, the phase it enters just prior to officially ‘appearing to stop’ or station, and it resumes forward motion again on August 28.

Saturn, Chiron, Uranus, Neptune, and Pluto remain in retrograde motion. Saturn turns direct again on September 7 and Pluto on October 1. So, the infamous multiple planets retrograde red alert is no longer in emergency status. It is especially when the personal planets (Mercury, Venus, and Mars) are retrograde that we can more clearly feel and see their effects. As tempting as it is to want to point to them regarding the many devastating fires the world over, they are the consequence of the ‘human condition’ and may, to a measurable extent at least, be understood to be the consequence of artifice or the negative effects of modern technology.

August 24-30

Aries (Mar 21 – Apr 19)

Discovering what makes you special has been a strong background theme for well over a year. This focus has been especially emphasized in the past several weeks. The remains some flow of inspiration yet. But now it is time to implement these into expression. If all you did was play more, that’s great. But if you want to do more with it, now is the time to do the groundwork.

Taurus (Apr 20 – May 20)

A process of reconnecting to your core nature continues. As you do, you discover just how passionate you truly are. It is tempting to mistaken slow-but-sure Taurus as a docile creature until the realization of the charge of the Bull is reconsidered. Fire runs through your veins and is the element that pounds in your heart.

Gemini (May 21 – Jun 21)

Playful, artistic, versatile, clever, whimsical, witty, impish and curious are keywords that many will recognize in your personality. That you can also be righteous and opinionated is also in there. All of these attributes are being activated now. With awareness, you can bring the best of these to the fore and soften the edges on those that get you into trouble.

Cancer (Jun 22 – Jul 22)

A busy cycle begins and it will get progressively busier over the coming few weeks. Making key changes and investments continues. These could include ticking off activities on your bucket list. You are generally in an expansive and creative cycle that began almost a year ago. Use it to build momentum as you as you may need it in the coming months.

Leo (Jul 23 – Aug 23)

You have likely taken some measurable leads and strides over the past few weeks. Now you have to take a more practical and realistic approach or follow-through. This includes a balance between paying closer attention to the details and diplomatic correspondences. This could also prove to be a lucrative cycle, over the coming weeks.

Virgo (Aug 24 – Sep 22)

The Sun entering your sign is like the gunshot at the beginning of the race. As ready as you may be, it may seem like you are off to a slow start. But this will soon change and you will be able to make up for lost time, but it could take a couple of weeks. To compensate, focus on your communications and negotiation processes with other key players.

Libra (Sep 23 – Oct 22)

A retreat cycle has begun. The urge for it will grow progressively over the coming weeks. In the short term, you still feel social and eager to express yourself. If so, pay attention to your energy levels and avoid trying to over deliver. Meanwhile, opportunities continue to knock and you are determined to act on them.

Scorpio (Oct 23 – Nov 21)

Fresh starts in your public and professional life could well imply a breakthrough, or a promotion and raise or a sudden and unexpected turn. Generally, it looks like it is in your favor but the closer details of your destiny and circumstance could produce unexpected results too. Dealings with others may be rather challenging of late and you are wise to keep an open mind.

Sagittarius (Nov 22 – Dec 21)

This week begins on a rather high note, even though your workload may be a bit heavier of late. This trend to more sober and serious at work will continue this week and for the coming few. So, it will seem like summer is ending early for you. Yet, there will remain opportunities for social perks to see you through so stay alert and make the most of them.

Capricorn (Dec 22 – Jan 19)

An expansive and exciting cycle has begun. It could well include travel. If not, local social and cultural activities could suffice. A learning curve is also implied. This is the perfect recipe for visiting museums and/or art galleries. Variety of this kind will prove important. Avoid activities that host singular events. Get into social butterfly mode!

Aquarius (Jan 20 – Feb 19)

Relationship opportunities continue to percolate. Yet, these will include some deeper, emotional currents as well starting this week. Positively, you may be able to identify and clear long-standing limiting patterns, self-concepts and/or attitudes. You will become increasingly interested in this psychological perspective and may even conduct some research into it.

Pisces (Feb 20 – Mar 20)

Weaving work and social activities are an important focus now. Behind it, a strong wave of creative inspiration continues to provide a positive influence as well. Breaking through blocks and barriers of any kind is also featured and success is indicated. These may be especially evident on relationship fronts. Get clear on what you want and need.


– Michael O’Connor is a professional astrologer with an international clientele.  He has 30 years of study in Astrology, Numerology and related metaphysical and spiritual modalities, over 20 years of full-time practice, is an entertaining and inspirational speaker, and writes a popular New Moon Newsletter and Horoscope Column. To learn more about Booking an Appointment, attending one of Michael’s Workshops or Webinars or one of his inspiring Visual Presentations, please visit his website or contact Michael directly. or (250) 352-6871 or [email protected]

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